LIFESTYLE




Guillermo del Toro’s At Home With Monsters Exhibit At The AGO Is Creepy Yet Fascinating

To say Guillermo del Toro is an interesting fellow would be putting it lightly. From Pan’s Labyrinth to The Devil’s Backbone and Hellboy, the director has made some of the creepiest, horror and science fiction movies of the last two decades. Now thanks to the AGO and del Toro himself, we are able to catch of glimpse inside his world and see where he gets his inspiration from.

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Matte Black Décor Is The Edgy New Trend In Interiors

There’s nothing quite like a smooth surface to accentuate your minimalist design, and bring sophistication into your overall space. While high gloss finishes were once en vogue, the look of matte furnishings is understated and refined. From your bathroom to your living room, here are a few ways to decorate with black matte this season.

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Catch These November Concerts In Toronto

Although festival season is officially behind us and the temperatures are dropping dramatically, November still boasts an impressive lineup for concertgoers in Toronto. Whether you’re a fan of rap, electronic beats or indie music, there are plenty of artists heading to Toronto that you won’t want to miss.

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Halloween Decorating Ideas To Get You In A Spooky Mood At Home

Whether you plan to host a scary movie night or hand out tempting sweets to little trick-or-treaters, All Hallows’ Eve decorations are an absolute must. We’ve turned to Instagram to curate a few decorative ideas to help you break into the Halloween spirit right now.

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Monster Mash 2017 Hits The Greater Toronto Area This Halloween

If you’re looking for somewhere to party on Saturday night, the Monster Mash concert is slated to be the largest Halloween celebration within the Greater Toronto Area, with over 5,000 attendees expected. On the dusk of October 28, the Château Le Jardin in Woodbridge is being transformed into a haunted ballroom, with wandering ghosts, goblins and creatures alike, along with plenty of pumping beats. 

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Head To Simcoe County To Lose Track Of Time

When you think of Simcoe County in central southern Ontario, you may instantly think about skiing or golfing. The Horseshoe Valley is right in the thick of it after, and the landscape it is situated on is perfect for either of those past times. There is much more to the region however, not the least of which are Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay, the two bodies of water it is located between. It’s a place you will want to visit any time of the year, especially if you are looking to get away from the city for a few days.

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Real Style Visits ROM Friday Night Live Fall 2017

When one thinks of the Royal Ontario Museum, an image of educational outings may immediately spring to mind.  After all, it’s easy enough to associate the dinosaurs, historic artwork and sculptures with the nostalgia of field trips. However, ROM Friday Night Live aims to officially make a night at the museum cool- by letting the wine flow and adding in a dance floor for good measure.

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Runway Inspired Florals Are A Big Interior Design Trend

As temperatures cool and we prepare to transform our humble homes into cozy autumnal havens, there’s nothing quite like flowery prints to revamp your space. Far from the overly girly, preppy pastels of summer, autumn florals for the home are beautifully crisp and sharp. Here are a few inspired looks from Instagram, sure to suit your decorative tastes.

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Boobyball 2017 Set To Take Place Across Canada In Support Of Breast Cancer Awareness

With October marking breast cancer awareness month, the annual Boobyball is slated to hit Toronto today, and takes place at Rebel nightclub. This year’s theme is inspired by the retro 1980s and 1990s, and features a theme of big hair, pastel everything and all things neon. As inspired by Olivia Newton John’s hit ’80s tune, Boobyball 2017’s theme is fittingly titled Get Physical.

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Everything To Know About The 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival

Set to run until tomorrow, this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival is set to include about 400 films from over 70 countries. Other than the Toronto International Film Festival, which just wrapped earlier this month, VIFF is also considered one of North America’s largest film festivals. From movie buffs to Hollywood stars, the two week long extravaganza is an opportunity for anyone who loves the silver screen to come together, right in Van City. 

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SiriusXM JFL42 Top Comic Winner Gavin Matts On Getting The Last Laugh

Real Style spoke to SiriusXM Top Comic winner Gavin Matts backstage at the JFL42 Comedy Festival in Toronto. From being inspired by names like Dino Archie to finding a home on the stage, the Vancouver comedian spilled on getting the last laugh as the class clown.

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Fall Farms To Visit This Season In Ontario

Whether you want a break from the city limits as a city slicker or you’re simply craving a bite of a crisp apple, there’s nothing quite like an autumn day trip to a farm to complete your weekend. If you’re looking for a break from Toronto’s hustle and bustle, here are a few great spots where you and your family can go apple picking. 

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Vancouver Gransville Island Turkey Trot Takes Place Tomorrow

Instead of feeling lethargic after your Thanksgiving feast, Vancouver locals are able to test their endurance and give back to the local community at the 20th annual turkey trot on Gransville Island.

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Chic Thanksgiving Events In Toronto

If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the holiday while spending quality time with your loved ones, look no further than Real Style’s guide to spending Thanksgiving weekend in Toronto. 

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Thanksgiving Dinner Table Décor To Help You Entertain In Style

With Canadian Thanksgiving on the horizon, decorating lovers will soon be adorning their homes with all manner of seasonal décor. Staying true to the nature of the season, Thanksgiving also gives us the opportunity to invigorate our homes with gorgeous decorative accents. Here are a few easy ways to embrace the occasion through your interior design.

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